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3 at trauma center, 19 treated, released after deck collapse

Sep. 15, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Nearly two dozen people were taken to hospitals after a deck collapsed over the weekend at the New Jersey shore, but authorities said almost all of the victims were treated and released. The multilevel deck collapsed at about 6 p.m. Saturday in Wildwood during the annual New Jersey...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Baltimore fines contractor for not hiring enough black firms

Sep. 12, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The city of Baltimore is fining a construction contractor $40,000 for failing to turn enough work over to black-owned firms. The Baltimore Sun reports it's the first time the city has penalized a contractor for not meeting minority contracting goals requiring them to send a certain amount...

450 miles of border wall by next year? In Arizona, it starts

Sep. 12, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — On a dirt road past rows of date trees, just feet from a dry section of Colorado River, a small construction crew is putting up a towering border wall that the government hopes will reduce — for good — the flow of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally....

Ex-contract chief pleads guilty in Atlanta corruption case

Sep. 4, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who helped control contracting for the city of Atlanta pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal crimes in connection with his efforts to hide his consulting activities with businesses seeking contracts from the city. Larry Scott, who resigned last week from his post as director of the...

Renovated Baxter County Tax Collector's Office opens

Sep. 1, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) — The Baxter County Tax Collector's Office recently returned to its regular space on East 7th Street, ending a 10-week odyssey where some employees worked in the basement of the county courthouse and others manned a desk on the sidewalk in front of a shuttered restaurant. The...

Road worker holding traffic sign struck, killed by vehicle

Aug. 29, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a road construction worker holding a traffic control sign was struck and killed by a vehicle in northeastern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say 37-year-old Brendon Walters of Paragould was killed Thursday morning after being hit in a construction zone on Highway...

AP Interview: Haitian president pledges to outlast troubles

Aug. 29, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president says he will serve out his term despite rising violence, poor economic performance and months of protests over unresolved allegations of corruption in his predecessor's administration. President Jovenel Moise pledged in an interview with The Associated Press...

Workers continue rebuilding Glacier chalet destroyed by fire

Aug. 26, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Workers for the general contractor toil eight days straight, in 10-hour shifts, before hiking the 6-plus miles out for six days off. They're replaced during that time by another crew from Dick Anderson Construction. That rotation means the ongoing work in Glacier National Park to...

Portland Public Schools nearly scammed out of $2.9M

Aug. 20, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — District officials say Portland Public Schools was bilked for $2.9 million when a fraudster posing as one of the district's construction contractors hoodwinked employees into green-lighting the payment. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Deputy Superintendent for Business Operations...